Monday, May 11, 2009

Arrived at MQS

Bumpy flight in, weather and rain later after we arrived. But safe and sound and so happy to see my buddies, Mary Beth and Donna at the airport.

Mary Beth informed me that we had a mission, should we decided to accept it. Claudia Pfeil needed out help in setting up the APQS classroom. I don't mean, wrench and muscle setup, no. That is what Josh, Tony and Jim were there for.

Claudia needed help loading the five (maybe 6, I was pretty tired by then) APQS machines with muslin, batting and plain solid black quilt tops for the students to use at Monday's Painting with Threads class. We got them all loaded up, beautiful Superior thread all around and they were ready to go.

Time for dinner. We went to Jack Stacks a barbeque restaurant of some renown after our hard labor. The place was full but the bar area serves food and had room for 5 hungry quilters. Mary Beth, Donna, Claudia, Birgit and I ordered dinner. Soon after Loes and Theo of PreDesign joined us and the place was jumping. We had dinner Europena style. When we finished our dinner, we sat and talked and laughed. No rushing off. It was great fun.

Monday we had classes and met some new quilters from both APQS chat and the MQResource online chats. By the end of the day, we were ready for another restaurant experience. This photo only captures, former-lurker Rebecca, Claudia and Birgit. Also present were Donna (Sam's Mom), Glenda (Quilting Nanny), Corey, Cathy Franks, and two others that I just can't pull up in my tired mind right now.

We had a good first day at MQS and I am looking forward to another day filled with classes tomorrow.

1 comment:

magikquilter said...

sounds like you are having lots of fun with great company!

My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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